squeak/whine noise from the front drivers side wheel

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by thealmightyandpowerfuldave, May 28, 2005.

  1. hey
    i just bought a 95 saturn sc2 about 3 weeks ago. a few days after i got
    it, i noticed a squeak/whine noise coming from the front drivers side
    wheel. for awhile i thought it was in the rear. i think it may have
    something to do with the transmission, because one day i was driving down
    the highway and my check engine light came on, and the transmission
    downshifted 2 gears. i was doing 65 in 3rd; running at about 6000rpms.
    after i shut off the car and start it back up, the noise goes away for a
    day or so, then comes back until the transmission does its thing again.
    its only done that twice since i had it, so the noise stays around for
    awhile. anyone able to help me with this? im at a total confusion. thanks

    thealmightyandpowerfuldave, May 28, 2005
  2. thealmightyandpowerfuldave

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Squeak from the front wheel is most likely not related to the transmission
    shifting down to 2nd gear. Is there a check engine/service engine or
    trouble indicator illuminated at all? I'm not familiar enough with the
    transmission controller on the Saturn, but know that on other makes of
    vehicles with similar electronic controls that the transmission controller
    will go into second gear when it detects any of a large number of faults.
    The intent here is to allow the driver to get to a service center and get it
    fixed ASAP since continuing to drive the vehicle in this condition will
    destroy the transmission.

    I'd get it diagnosed before driving it any more.


    Bob Shuman, May 29, 2005
  3. yea. the light comes on shortly before it does that. so maybe i have 2
    problems rather than one. i just thought it was odd that the squeak went
    away after it does that. i'll swing by my local autozone or something and
    get it checked out sometime soon. thanks!

    thealmightyandpowerfuldave, May 29, 2005
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